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Lifestyles news advisory for Thursday, Dec. 10

Good morning from the Canadian Press lifestyles department. Here are the latest stories from The Canadian Press. Questions can go to


Poor neighbourhoods saw more COVID hospitalization 


New data further illustrates COVID-19's disproportionate impact on the poor. 

The Canadian Institute for Health Information says residents of Canada's least affluent neighbourhoods had the greatest number and percentage of COVID-19 hospitalizations and emergency department visits as of Aug. 31. 


Hanukkah festivities adjust to COVID-19 reality


From parading through the streets in menorah-adorned cars to learning to make traditional holiday treats over Zoom, Jews across Canada are finding creative ways to safely celebrate Hanukkah during the COVID-19 pandemic. By Lauren Krugel. Words: 710, Photos: 1

Stay away from online breast milk exchange: CPS


Toronto, Ontario, Canada -- The Canadian Paediatric Society is advising parents unable to breastfeed their newborns to stay away from unregulated breast milk sold or shared online. Words: 308, Photos: 1


Fears and tension mount for commuters still heading to work 


NEW YORK — One by one, the fears creep in as Aura Morales rides the bus to her job at CVS in Los Angeles. A passenger boards without a mask but she doesn't dare confront him. More riders board and it's impossible to stay six feet apart. Driving to work isn't an option; Morales can't afford a car, especially after her work hours were cut.“I get on the bus, I just pray," said the 53-year-old. PHOTO.


US experts convene to decide whether to OK Pfizer vaccine 


WASHINGTON — A U.S. government advisory panel convened on Thursday to decide whether to endorse mass use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to help conquer the outbreak that has killed close to 300,000 Americans.The meeting of outside advisers to the Food and Drug Administration represented the next-to-last hurdle before the expected start of the biggest vaccination campaign in U.S. history. Depending on how fast the FDA signs off on the panel's recommendation, shots could begin within days. PHOTO.


Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime 


And now, for our annual look at the year in pop culture…. Oh, wait. This was 2020. The year everything stopped cold.Well, not really. PHOTO.


No drama corona-Christmas has some secretly jumping for joy


 NEW YORK — Corritta Lewis has a huge extended family. Her mom is one of 12 siblings. Usually, Christmas means that she, her wife and their 2-year-old son dig out their cold-weather gear for the schlep from home in sunny Southern California to Ohio and days of holiday chaos.Not this year. PHOTO.


Can I stop wearing a mask after getting a COVID-19 vaccine?


Can I stop wearing a mask after getting a COVID-19 vaccine?No. For a couple reasons, masks and social distancing will still be recommended for some time after people are vaccinated. PHOTO.


Fewer Black kids getting flu shots, worrying CDC officials


NEW YORK — More Americans have been getting flu shots this year, apparently heeding the advice of health officials fearful of a flu and coronavirus double pandemic, public health officials said Wednesday. But the flu vaccination rate for Black children is down, fueling worries that Black Americans may be turning away from shots. PHOTO.


YE-TOP 10 FILMS — AP’s film writers offer their lists of the top 10 films of 2020. By AP Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos.

FILM-WARNER BROS-CHRISTOPHER NOLAN — Christopher Nolan, one of Warner Bros.’ most important filmmakers, has come out strongly against the company’s decision to send all of its films to HBO Max in 2021. The “Tenet” filmmaker tells The Associated Press Monday that it’s not a good business decision and criticized how the company handled it, calling the situation “a mess.” By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 470 words, photo.

FILM-TCM-MARSHA HUNT — One of the last living stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, 103-year-old Marsha Hunt speaks to the AP about her life and time on the blacklist. A documentary of her life is airing on TCM on Dec. 11 along with seven of her films. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

FILM-STEVEN SODERBERGH — Steven Soderbergh likes to call it “the boat movie.” The central conceit of his new HBO Max film “Let Them All Talk” was to film it mostly on an eight-day Transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner. Along with the cast of Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest and Candice Bergan, Soderbergh used the passengers as extras and the ship as a $750 million movie set. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 900 words by 3 p.m. EDT, photos.

FILM-CLOONEY Honoured — George Clooney was honoured by co-stars and colleagues at the annual film benefit for the Museum of Modern Art, held virtually this year. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 650 words, photos.

BOOKS-CHRIS HILLMAN-TIME BETWEEN — In Chris Hillman’s just-published memoir “Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond,” the rock star recounts how a carefree surfer kid from a small California beach town had his idyllic 1950s life redirected at age 15 when his mother bought him a $10 guitar. By John Rogers. UPCOMING: 970 words, photo.

INDIA-SAVING-ARTISANS — An Indian couple has launched a campaign to help traditional artisans sell their products on an online platform called Direct Create. By Rishabh R. Jain and Rishi Lekhi. SENT: 609 words, photos, video.

NIELSENS — Coverage of the top prime-time programs for the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 6. By Media Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo if available.



FILM REVIEW-THE PROM. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMMING: 700 words by 6 p.m. Wednesday, film stills.

FILM REVIEW-WILD MOUNTAIN THYME. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMMING: 700 words by 6 p.m. Wednesday, film stills.

FILM REVIEW-LET THEM ALL TALK. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMMING: 700 words by 6 p.m. Wednesday, film stills.

FILM REVIEW-MIDNIGHT SKY. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMMING: 700 words by 6 p.m. Wednesday, film stills.

BOOK REVIEW-BLIND VIGIL By Matt Coyle. Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva. SENT Monday: 350 words, cover image.

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